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The Old Siam

1-3 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
+44 191 261 5590
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (91 reviews)
“green curry” (27 reviews)
“tom yum” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-3 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here every summer during our visits to Newcastle/Gateshead and we've enjoyed every meal. This year "no". The food wasn't as good. The service wasn't as attentive. And we were very disappointed. We had some of our standard choices, so it wasn't as though...More

1  Thank johndc274
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Very friendly and attentive staff. The food was delicious but quite pricey for what it was. An excellent range of Thai food though!

1  Thank Emma R
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Just around the corner from where we were staying. Plenty of choice of restaurants in the area. Decided on Thai and popped into this little restaurant. Thursday evening, so not to busy. Friendly welcoming & attentive staff, only outdone by the superb food. We chose...More

1  Thank Dave p
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Ate here with a colleague on a business trip. Restaurant is close to the Quay. We were welcomed and seated and throughout the evening were served with great efficiency and friendliness. We both ate vegetarian food of which there was a good offering. The food...More

1  Thank Pfeiffer
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Having tried other Thai restaurants in the area, we thought we would try this one, and were so happy we did! Amazing food, with authentic Thai flavours and reasonably priced. Friendly staff and nice ambience. Will definitely visit again.

1  Thank Sunnydayz123
Reviewed May 24, 2017

With my knowledge of oriental cooking I look for really fresh ingredients, loads of intense flavours, crisp crunchy stir fries, abundant use of lemon grass, lime, coconut, spices generally. Well, if that's what you look for also - do NOT come here! The food is...More

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JohnYorkYork, Owner at The Old Siam, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

I am not going to dignify this review with a direct response or insult the intelligence and integrity of all the other reviewers of The Old Siam but will direct you to the hundreds of happy diners who have written honest reviews. I would point...More

Reviewed May 22, 2017

Visited with family on a Saturday night - the small room at the front was very busy and a little cramped but we didn't feel like our meal was intruded on by any other parties. Service was very slow to begin with, it took almost...More

1  Thank CraigBirnie
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere, small family restaurant with excellent quality food and service . Unlike many Thai restaurants,this one also served substantial portion sizes. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Stephen K
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Very friendly staff. We had a bottle of rose to share and 'the old siam sharing platter'. It comes with chicken satay, prawn toast, spring rolls, fish cakes and won-tons. BEAUTIFUL. My main was the yellow thai curry with coconut rice. My god what flavour!...More

1  Thank Spanna2708
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here on Friday evening. The vegetarian selection is really good and the veggie starter platter for 2 gives you a good selection. The building is old so full of character - although the ceiling looks like it need some work!

Thank Lynne T
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November 24, 2015|
Response from Saowanit K |
Yes ! We do have , can you please ask waiting staffs they can explain you which meal is gluten free . As. Starter. Grill big king prawn serve with spicy sauce Tomyum soup , Tom kha soup (coconut soup) Big green muscle... More
June 10, 2015|
Response from JohnYorkYork | Property representative |
Yes we do takeaway but only as a collection we do not do he delivery
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 261 5590
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